NSAJIGWA Mwansasu beat a pack of talented golfers to win a special fiddle that involved golfers from the national youth team in the battle organized by Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) at Lugalo course in the city.
The 18-hole tournament that aimed to support the junior boys’ and girls’ teams ahead of All Africa Golf Junior Team Championship in Uganda was organised by the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) Lugalo Golf Club of Dar es Salaam over the weekend at the par 72 Lugalo course.
Playing off handicap 12, Mwansasu was in a fine form after returning an impressive five-under 41 stable ford points to win the top honour.
He beat his closest challenger, TGU honorary treasurer Sigfrid Urasa and TGU competition secretary Ernest Sengeu.
Urasa impressed with par level 36 points to finish second overall, while the third-place title went to Sengeu who fired 34 points.
Venance Masebo, the tournament’s coordinator, told the ‘Daily News’ after the battle that the tournament was brilliant despite a poor attendance.
“We have organised this special event to support our junior teams, we understand that the turned up was not that good because of the timing that came on short notice, but we had to do something.
“I want to thank all who supported it to make it possible, all entry fees and other contributions that we continually received will go towards the teams.
“We continue to receive contributions in form of cash or material before the team heads to Uganda this weekend,” he added.
Among those who donated to the team include Lugalo Chairman Michael Luwongo, David Mziray, Lt. Col Kitogo, and Lugalo Captain Japhet Masai to mention a few.
The annual competition organised by the Uganda Golf Union (UGU) under the auspices of the Africa Golf Confederation (AGC) is set to tee off from April 17th to 21st this year at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort in Kampala.
The list of boys’ team includes Dhluv Patadia from Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC), Ibrahim Mtemi of TPC Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Aliabbas Kermalli from Arusha Gymkhana Club (AGC) while Karim Abdallah and Ramadhani Matinga are from Lugalo club.
While the girls’ team is formed by golfers from Lugalo Club who are Shufaa Twalib, Sabrina Lukuli, and Juliana Peter, and both teams under the head coach Athuman Chiundu.
The top two boys’ teams and the winner in the girl’s category will qualify for the Toyota World Junior Championship to be held in Japan in June 2023.